VH1 is getting into the movie business, announcing a series of biopics about the lives of musicians and “pop culture icons.” First up will be a film about the platinum-selling R&B trio TLC.
Kate Lanier, who penned the script for the Tina Turner bio “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” has signed on to write the TLC story. The group’s two surviving members, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, are among the project’s executive producers.
“We now know that viewers will come to VH1 for quality scripted projects,” says Jeff Olde, VH1’s head of original programming. “We’re eager to expand on that success with this biopic franchise that will allow us to explore our music, pop culture, and authentic storytelling strengths in yet another format.”
There’s no word yet on when the TLC movie will premiere or what other subjects VH1 is planning to cover in the franchise.